FRED GOODMAN is a former Rolling Stone editor and the author of the books Fortune's Fool, The Secret City, and The Mansion on the Hill, which was a New York Times Notable Book and received the Ralph J. Gleason Award for Best Music Book.
"[A] savvy, evenhanded biography...Goodman makes the nuts and
bolts really interesting...Sharp thumbnail sketches of various
performers, managers, and record company executives also liven
things up." --The Daily Beast "A compelling work of
--Wall Street Journal"Fred Goodman makes this world come alive and any fan of rock or insider tales of the music industry will be in heaven reading about this fascinating, troubling character."
--Judd Apatow "Writing about contracts, percentages and deals can be tedious, but Goodman makes it as exciting as reading about an artist's sex life. The book explodes with inside dope."
--Jim Farber, New York Daily News "In this thoroughly researched biography, Goodman (a former Rolling Stone editor and author of The Mansion on the Hill) gives a much more complete, balanced look at the man . . . who has mostly been viewed as a cartoon villain, and fleshes out his portrait with more nuance and brush strokes than even before.
--Houston Press"One highly engrossing read. . . . Fred Goodman is a superb writer and his account here of one of rock 'n' roll's most polarizing figures could not be more readable. [A] triumph."
--Yahoo! Music"I want you to read it, so you can see how the world really works. Allen Klein reinvented the wheel."
--Bob Lefsetz"Goodman's eye-opening biography of a pivotal insider reveals the record-company machinations behind some of the biggest names from the 1960s."--Booklist "In this balanced, fascinating, and well-written biography, Goodman gives [Allen Klein] credit where it's due."--Kirkus, STARRED